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FATTORIA SELVAPIANA "BUCERCHIALE" Chianti Rufina Riserva 2017   DOCG  (750ml)

FATTORIA SELVAPIANA "BUCERCHIALE" Chianti Rufina Riserva 2017 DOCG (750ml)

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Variety:  Sangiovese 

Bucerchiale is Selvapiana's flagship wine, a Riserva-level Chianti Rfina crafted from the grapes of the estate's best vineyard, Bucerchiale. Francesco Giuntini, working with young winemaker Franco Bernabei on his second vintage at Selvapiana, created this special wine to be a long-aging benchmark of the best of Rfina's and Selvapiana's Sangiovese. The wine is not a blend, as is normal with Chianti, but rather is pure Sangiovese to show that variety without any adornment by other blending components. First produced in 1979, Bucerchiale is made in only the best vintages, seven or eight times per decade.



97 Points, DECANTER

 "Fattoria Selvapiana is one of Rùfina’s modest superstars, defined by its very low-key profile and red wines that combine generously free-flowing fruit and faultless terroir expression. The lovely light tang in every sip stems from a mix of clay-limestone that provides fatness and juiciness, while schist or galestro engenders underlying depth. Organic.”

95 points, James Suckling
Very intense blackberries and spice with some earth and violets. Really complex. Full-bodied with layers of ripe tannins, yet they are firm and formed. Shows how well this cool area does in a hot vintage. Attractive now, but needs time to open. Try after 2023.